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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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Select your program to view the academic calendar for your courses.

 

 

For more information about the academic calendar, please contact the Student Solution Center.

 

TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE (DAY CLASSES)

Please choose a semester or term to view the traditional undergraduate academic calendar for that time period. 

 

August 18 Fall classes begin
August 25 Last day to Drop/Add a course
August 26 Roster verification begins
August 26 Census Date
September 2 Roster verification ends at 9:00am
September 7 Labor Day; University is open and classes in session
October 8-9 Previously Fall Break; University is open and classes in session
October 14 Midterm grades due by 9:00a.m.
October 19-30 Advising for spring semester and summer
October 26 Last day to withdraw from a course w/o academic penalty
November 2 Registration begins for 2021/SP and 2021/SS
November 23 Registration ends for 2021/SP and 2021/SS
November 24 In-seat instruction ends; any remaining coursework and exams move online.
November 25-27 Thanksgiving holiday
December 8 Fall semester ends
December 10 All grades due by 9:00a.m.
December 9 Classes begin
December 16 Last day to Drop/Add a course
December 16 Census Date
December 17 Roster verification begins
December 18 Roster verification ends at 9am
January 4 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
January 16 Classes end
January 18 All grades due by 9am 

 

January 18

January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr Day; University closed

Spring semester classes start

January 25 Last day to Drop/Add a course
January 26 Roster verification begins
January 26 Census date for reporting
February 2 Roster verification due by 9:00am
March 8-12

Previously spring break; University is open and classes in session 

March 16 Mid-semester reading day – no classes
Midterm grades due
March 22-April 2 Advising for Fall semester and Winter Term
March 29 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 2 Previously Good Friday holiday; University is open and classes in session
April 5 Pre-registration begins for 2021 Fall semester and 2022 Jan term
April 27 Semester classes end
April 28 Reading day for semester classes
April 29, 30
May 3, 4
Semester exams
No Saturday exams
April 30 Pre-registration ends for 2021 Fall semester and 2022 Jan term
May 8 Spring Commencement

 

 

May 17 Classes begin
May 17 Last day to drop/add a course
May 18 Census date for reporting
May 18 Roster verification begins
May 19 Roster verification due by 9:00am
May 17 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 21 Memorial Day; University closed
June 4 Classes end
June 7 Grades due by 9:00am

 

May 31 Classes begin
June 7 Last day to drop/add a course
June 8 Census date for reporting
June 8 Roster verification begins
June 14 Roster verification due by 9:00am
June 23 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 9 Classes end
July 12 Grades due by 12:00pm

EVENING, ONLINE & BRIDGE PROGRAMS (UNDERGRADUATE)

Please choose a term to view the evening, online, and bridge program academic calendar for that time period. 

 

August 17 Classes begin
August 24 Last day to Drop/Add a course
August 25 Census date for reporting
August 25 Roster verification begins
September 1 Roster verification ends at 9:00am
September 7 Labor Day; University open and classes in
session
September 18 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 9 Classes end
October 12 Grades due by 9:00am

 

October 12 Classes begin
October 19 Last day to Drop/Add a course
October 19 – 30 Advising for Spring semester, May Interim, and Summer Term
October 20 Census date for reporting
October 20 Roster verification begins
October 27 Roster verification ends at 9:00am
November 2 Pre-registration begins for 2020 Spring, 2020 May Interim, and 2020 Summer begins
November 13 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 23 Pre-registration ends for 2020 Spring, 2020 May Interim, and 2020 Summer begins
November 24 In-seat instruction ends; any remaining
coursework and exams move online.
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday begins; University closed
December 4 Classes End
December 7 Grades due by 9:00am
December 9 Classes begin
December 16 Last day to Drop/Add a course
December 16 Census Date
December 17 Roster verification begins
December 18 Roster verification ends at 9am
January 4 Last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty
January 16 Classes end
January 18 All grades due by 9am 

 

January 11 Classes Begin
January 18

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University Closed
January 19 Last day to drop/add a course
January 20

 

Roster verification begins
January 20 Census Date
January 26

 

Roster verification ends at 9:00am
February 16 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
March 5 Classes End
March 8 Grades due by 9:00am

 

March 8 Classes begin
March 15 Last day to Drop/Add a course
March 16 Census date for reporting
March 16 Roster verification begins
March 22-April 2 Advising for Terms 1, 2, and Winter
March 23 Roster verification ends at 9:00am
April 2 Previously Good Friday holiday; University is open and classes in session
April 5 Pre-registration begins for 2021 Terms 1, 2, and Winter
April 19 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
April 30 Pre-registration ends for 2021 Terms 1, 2, and Winter
April 30 Term 4 classes end
May 3 All Term 4 grades due by 9:00 am
May 8 Anticipated date for undergraduate Spring Commencement

 

May 24 Classes begin
May 31 Memorial Day; University Closed
June 1 Last day to Drop/Add a course
June 2 Census date for reporting
June 2 Roster verification begins
June 8 Roster verification ends at 9:00am
June 22 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 16 Classes End
July 19 Grades due by 9:00am

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Please choose a term to view the graduate program academic calendar for that time period. 

 

August 3 Classes begin
August 4 Last day to Drop/Add a course
August 5 Census date for reporting
August 5 Roster verification begins
August 10 Roster verification due by 9:00am
August 28 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
September 7 Labor Day; University open and classes in session
September 12 Classes End
September 14 Grades due by 9:00am

 

September 14 Classes begin
September 17 Last day to Drop/Add a course
September 18 Census date for reporting
September 18 Roster verification begins
September 23 Roster verification due by 9:00am
October 9 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
October 24 Classes End
October 26 Grades due by 9:00am

 

October 26 Classes begin
October 27 Last day to Drop/Add a course
October 28 Census date for reporting
October 28 Roster verification begins
November 4 Roster verification due by 9:00am
November 20 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday; university closed
December 5 Classes End
December 7 Grades due by 9:00am
December 11 Anticipated date for graduate winter Commencement

 

January 4 Classes begin
January 7 Last day to Drop/Add a course
January 8 Census date for reporting
January 8 Roster verification begins
January 13 Roster verification due by 9:00am
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr Day; University Closed
February 1 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
February 13 Classes End
February 15 Grades due by 9:00a.m.

 

February 15 Classes begin
February 18 Last day to Drop/Add a course
February 19 Census date for reporting
February 19 Roster verification begins
February 26 Roster verification ends
March 12 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
March 27 Classes End
March 29 Grades due by 9:00a.m.

 

March 29 Classes begin
April 1

 

Last day to Drop/Add a course
April 2 Census date for reporting
April 2 Roster verification begins
April 5 Roster verification due by 9:00 am
April 26 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
May 8 Classes End
May 10 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
May 14 Anticipated date for graduate spring Commencement

 

May 10 Classes begin
May 13 Last day to Drop/Add a course
May 14 Census date for reporting
May 14 Roster verification begins
May 17 Roster verification due by 9:00am
May 31 Memorial Day; University closed
June 9 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
June 19 Classes End
June 21 Grades due by 9:00a.m.

This term is a part of the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

June 21 Classes begin
June 24 Last day to Drop/Add   course
June 25 Census date for reporting
June 25 Roster verification begins
June 28 Roster verification due by 9:00am
July 12 Last day to Withdraw from a course without academic penalty
July 31 Classes End
August 2 Grades due by 9:00a.m.

USEFUL DEFINITIONS

Registration

The process through which a student reserves a seat and adds their name to the roster for a section of a course. At Coker, registration is done in WebAdvisor

Drop/Add Period

This is the period during which students are permitted to add or remove courses from their schedules with no record or academic penalty. Students can drop a course from their WebAdvisor account under “Register or Drop Sections.” (First week of the traditional semester)

Withdrawal Period

Students may remove a course from their schedule with no academic penalty. However, there will be a “W” record to indicate that the student was withdrawn from the class. 

Semester Hour

This is the unit of measurement for credits at Coker University. A course may have a value of 1-4 semester hours. 

Day Class

A course that meets for the full 16-week semester and is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January Term Course

A two-week course, sometimes called “J-Term.” These courses are typically study away or study abroad experiences.

May Interim Course

A four-week course taken during a condensed May term. 

Evening Course

A course that meets for an eight-week term and is scheduled between the hours of 5:30 – 10:30 p.m., or as listed online. 

Online Course

A course that is held entirely online through the Blackboard learning platform. Typically, these classes meet for eight-week terms as part of Coker’s evening courses or 100% online degree programs.